Section 14.01 Statement of Intent
The intent of the C-3, Regional Commercial (General) District is to provide a district wherein both convenience and comparison shopping goods and the community's overall commercial and business facilities can be centralized to most economically, efficiently, and effectively serve the general Township areas Immediately adjacent, and the region-wide population with a wide variety or compatible retail uses. Also, the District is to provide areas wherein those commercial, business, and service uses which primarily cater to the motoring public, plus compatible and/or accessory uses, may be located without encroaching into other districts where their unique needs or circumstances would render them undesirable.
Section. 14.02 Permitted Uses And Structures:
In all.C-3, Regional Commercial (General) Districts, no building or part thereof shall be erected, used or structurally altered, nor land or premises used in whole or in part, except for one or more of the following permitted uses or structures:
a. All permitted uses in the C-I, Convenience/Local Service District as permitted in Section 12.02 and C-2, Recrcation/Amusement Commercial District as permitted in Section 13.02.
b. Regional Shopping Centers (defined as a group of retail and service establIshments, planned, developed, owned and managed as a single unit), and customarily incidental accessory uses.
c. Open air businesses, including new and used vehicle sales, nursery stock sales, mobile home, trailer or boat sales, display and sales of garages, and swimming pools, and similar open air types of businesses.
d. Outdoor and indoor recreation uses, including tennis, racquetball, archery, shuffleboard, and horseshoe courts, miniature golf courses and golf driving ranges, children's amusement park, and similar types of outdoor recreation uses.
e. Vehicle repair garage, service stations and vehicle dealerships.
f. Indoor theaters, mini theater complex.
g. Colleges and universities
h. Equipment rental and/or sales.
i. Any service establishment of an office, showroom or workshop nature (within a completely enclosed building) of a taxidermist, decorator, upholsterer, caterer, exterminator, building contractor (Including electrical, glazing, heating, painting, paper hanging, plumbing, roofing, ventilating and plastering), and similar establishments which require a retail adjunct.
j. Riding academies.
k. Physical culture establishments, including gymnasiums, reducing salons, saunas, and commercial athletic clubs.
I. Bowling alleys, indoor Ice and roller skating rinks, and similar types of indoor recreation uses.
m. Exhibition halls, dance halls, assembly halls, arcades, billiard parlors, or other similar places of assembly.
n. Furniture and/or appliance sales.
o. Public and private service clubs and lodge balls.
p. Funeral homes.
q. Carry-out, drive-in, and fast-food restaurants.
r. Veterinary hospitals and clinics and public kennels.
s. Motels and hotels and ancillary uses.
t. Commercial laundries.
u. Printing, lithographic, and blueprinting services.
v. Building contractors offices and supply yards and similar types of uses.
w. Radio and TV stations or transmitter facilities.
x. Commercial greenhouses.
y. Lumber yards.
Section 14.03 Uses Permitted by Special Exception:
The following Special Exception Uses shall be permitted subject to review and approval by the
Planning Commission, and further subject to any and all reasonable conditions which may be
imposed by the Planning Commission in accordance with Section 16.06 of the Township Rural.